Apart from strong personal motivation, acting and leading in a political environment also requires a thorough understanding of management and responsibilities of leadership. The Master’s degree program for the first time in Austria positions political management at the centre of continuing education. Political systems combined with business administration and management methods are at the core of the curriculum. The Master’s degree program will prepare you for leadership positions in politics and management, also in companies and non-governmental organizations.
What we offer you
This postgraduate degree program is unique in Austria to this day. This is because for the first time managers or persons on the leadership track in political and semi-governmental organizations can now qualify in this field specifically. The degree program combines detailed know-how about political systems with business administration, leadership and management strategies. Our management training for political professions offers you the advantage of studying together with your "peers". This means that your fellow students in the degree program will hail from the political or economic arena, just like you. Your project work also stands to benefit from this interaction. You will combine the knowledge you gained in your own professional practice with the sound scientific know-how of the course. Our lecturers, all of whom are also engaged in their chosen professions, are your guarantee of the practical application of your studies. Our university additionally also presents evening lectures (Campus Lectures), delivered by top notch experts and free for all to attend.
What you will learn in the degree program
The objective of the Master's degree program is to teach you the personal and technical prerequisites enabling you to manage complex organizations in the political sphere and in institutes and companies involved in political processes.
- The degree program will impart specialized knowledge of the administrative political system to you, including its relevance to business economic theories, processes and analytical methods.
- You will acquire expert knowledge of system and complexity theories, project and process management, strategy development and change management.
- You will learn about new methods of strategic management and discussion and negotiation techniques, including debating the challenges posed by modern leadership principles.
- On the basis of concrete examples, you will deepen your knowledge about the relationship and interaction between the economy, politics and society. In the course of the first three semesters, you will be analyzing complex political projects and problems, applying your know-how to practical cases.